Posts tagged "addiction"

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict
By A Comeaux You were about 40 when you got clean for the last time. During your 20’s and 30’s as an addict I was a child, bearing the burdens of your ill choices. I helped you read. I encouraged you after you disappointed me year in and out. My love, friendship and loyalty is... Read more »

My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me

My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me
By Shemeka Michelle This weekend I had the opportunity to see Zane’s new movie “Addicted.” I must say it was well put together and closely resembled the book which for me is always a plus. However, as the movie goers laughed and talked loudly to the screen as so many do especially during opening weekend,... Read more »

Sex Esteem: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Reunite with Your Abuser

Sex Esteem: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Reunite with Your Abuser
By Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster Here we are almost at the end of another year and well into what we come to know as Domestic Violence/Breast Cancer awareness month. It is October, and we get to see so many people, men and women alike, representing all of the pretty shades of pink and purple, in... Read more »
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My Children Deserve Independence from this Drama

I Have Mixed Emotions, and I Need Independence By Toni J. Spearman Lately I’ve been going through life feeling somewhat numb and detached. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life, my children and our future. You see, for the past five years we have lived with a man who has the... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood
An Addict Still Loves Her Children By Rachel Trimble I got pregnant after I got clean, and I am very grateful for this, but I also know sometimes that isn’t always the case. I clearly remember standing in front of a room full of people being recognized for having six months clean and being a... Read more »
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Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts

Hypocrisy and Rich Hollywood Addicts
By A Comeaux Maybe I’m in rare form. Addiction tends to send me to a dark place where stars are too distant to shine. While I send my condolences to all lives lost in addiction, Philip Seymour Hoffman is an expensive name to a cheap drug that’s claimed countless lives. So I hear the NYPD... Read more »

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery
By Rachel Trimble Time keeps on ticking…. On the 29th of October, I celebrated three years clean from drugs and alcohol. In the grand scheme of my using career, that’s about one quarter of the time I spent using, but still quite a feat for this recovering addict. That date  is dearer to me than... Read more »

Addiction Recovery and the Power of Service

Addiction Recovery and the Power of Service
By Rachel Trimble One of the pillars of addiction recovery is service to others. Whether it is making coffee, greeting someone at the door with a smile, or setting up chairs, we are encouraged to get involved at the start of our gatherings; the exercise helps us to get out of our own way and... Read more »
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FAIL! 5 Relationships Recovering Addicts Should Avoid

By Rachel Trimble Active addicts and alcoholics make terrible partners in any type of relationship—especially romantic ones—and newly-clean addicts are no different. But… who attracts damage as well as another damaged individual? Who understands the needs of someone in recovery as well as another recovering person?   FAIL! Five Relationships Recovering Addicts Should Avoid Even... Read more »